Old habits are hard to break. No one knows this better than retired St. Tammany Parish residents Lou and Betty, married more than 60 years. Outwardly, Lou was known as a good friend, popular and active in his community. But inwardly, a problem haunted him for most of his marriage. Often and without warning, he
Charles is someone you will never meet, yet you have changed his life for the better in so many ways.
Christopher has deep blue eyes, honesty, humility, and tenacity for animal care that drives him to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician. His determination is strong as he works to overcome the challenges that are inherent in his developmental disability known as Asperger’s syndrome, which falls on the Autism spectrum. Individuals like Christopher often display characteristics such as loyalty and highly specified
2015 has arrived, and no doubt you’ve made ambitious plans for the year to come. We know you’re going to be awesome this year! But, chances are, you were great in 2014 too! Did you, or someone you know, volunteer with us last year? Tell us about the experience. Write in with your story (or someone else’s)
Ms. Earnestine (pictured left), a 56-year old client in our Supportive Housing Program, has been searching for an opportunity to increase her reading skills. While adult reading programs in her area were unable to assist, her case manager and the director of the local Volunteers of America RSVP program developed a plan to help. Meet Ms.
Terrell is a native of New Orleans. He proudly graduated from McDonough 42. While in high school Terrell always wanted to play football, but was not able to make the team due to having a mild intellectual disability and a hearing impairment. After graduation, he started working odd jobs. His mother moved to Mississippi and
Wilson is a man of few words, but do not underestimate him. He remembers the exact date of every significant day in his life. And if you tell him the date and year of your birthday, he can tell you what day of the week you were born. He loves to study maps and brochures
With only 4 more days in the competition we have 975 votes. Help us finish strong and get us across the 1,000 votes line! Remember, every vote represents an opportunity to positively impact the life of a veteran who needs a 2nd chance. Vote today and share it on your Facebook wall. Click here to vote!
We have 11 days remaining in the competition and we need to keep the energy up!!! You can help by encouraging your friends and family to participate! It starts by logging into Facebook everyday and voting. Once you’re done voting, click the red box that says “Post on Facebook.” That will allow your Facebook followers
Have you voted to help our nation’s heroes today? It’s the beginning of week 2 in our challenge to win the most votes in The Home Depot Foundation’s Aprons in Action campaign to win $25,000 for our Veterans Services Program but we NEED YOUR HELP! With only 19 days left to vote, we need